MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2013 through Early 2015) Battery

$119.95

Product code: IF188-086-1
Apple Part #: 661-7474

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MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2013 through Early 2015) Battery

$119.95

Product code: IF188-086-1
Apple Part #: 661-7474

Product Overview

Give new life to your MacBook!

Replacement 7150 mAh battery compatible with all 1.3 or 1.7 GHz (Mid 2013), 1.4 or 1.7 GHz (Early 2014), and 1.6 GHz or 2.2 GHz (Early 2015) 13" MacBook Airs, and backward compatible with 1.8 or 2.0 GHz (Mid 2012) 13" MacBook Airs.

Compatibility

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  • MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2012 through Early 2015)

Product Details

  • Model #: A1496
  • Power Rating: 7150 mAh

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Air 13" Early 2014

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Air 13" Early 2015

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Air 13"
1.6 GHz (Early 2015)
2.2 Ghz (Early 2015)
MacBook Air 13" Early 2014
1.4 GHz (Early 2014)
1.7 GHz (Early 2014)
MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012
1.8 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.0 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013
1.3 GHz (Mid 2013)
1.7 GHz (Mid 2013)
 

Stories

My Problem

So I bought my fiancée a MacBook Air for Christmas 2014. In February while playing with our puppy, she threw a toy and it knocked a glass of tea over onto her computer. It was open, but turned off. She was devastated.

My Fix

I immediately cleaned up all the tea I could, and opened it up and let it dry for 4 days. I went through and cleaned it methodically with isopropyl and q-tips, being careful to get all the residue out. After waiting a few more days I plugged it in and powered it up. Success!!! But it turns out the battery was fried. So I ordered a new battery, took it back apart, replaced the battery, cleaned a little bit more. And shazam!! It is working great, and has been for a week now.

My Advice

Take your time, have the correct tools for the job. Be extremely careful with the screws, they are very small. Thanks!!

My Problem

Battery failing in mid 2012 MacBook Air

My Fix

Very easy repair. Lots of screws but the repair guide is easy to follow. I decided to use this 2013 battery in my mid-2012 MacBook Air so I'd get a bit more time out of the battery. Seems to work just fine and fits like the original. Was a real Apple part so you don't have to worry about compatibility or performance issues.

My Advice

The P5 and T5 screwdrivers are easy to damage/strip out. That's better than stripping out the screws themselves though. I had one extra P5 screwdriver from a prior SSD upgrade. Good thing because I stripped out the iFixIt screwdriver and I've performed many of these types of repairs/upgrades. I hesitate to say the quality of the screwdriver is bad but be careful.

Apply good pressure against screws to keep the screwdriver from striping.

My Problem

An entire cup of coffee got spilled on my MacBook Air.

My Fix

I actually took apart the entire interior except the keyboard & trackpad, but in the end, only the battery needed replacing. I rinsed all the logic board & SSD card in isopropyl alcohol and spot cleaned the rest of the coffee spots. After 48 hrs of drying time, I replaced everything and found the battery was dead, which was an easy replacement. Miraculously, everything, including all keys, are working perfectly.

My Advice

Right after the big spill, I tipped the computer up on its front end (by the trackpad) in an attempt to drain the coffee out. It seemed the easiest way to prop it up I guess. After disassembly, I now know that doing so channelled all the coffee down toward the battery and I should have tip it the opposite way where there are vents in the back. However, that might have doused the logic board and other components, so maybe it would have been a bad move. I was lucky that I wasn't connected to external power; the instant the coffee hit the computer, it shut down.

Thanks iFixit! I couldn't have done it without you!

My Problem

As a musician doing outdoor gigs in Florida, my macbook air gets exposed to a lot of use above the recommended ambient temperature. Battery went stone cold dead.

My Fix

Repair was a piece of cake! iFixIt has excellent visual instructions. Very easy to follow.

My Advice

Get 4 small containers to put the screws in... There are 2 sizes of screws in the cover, and 2 sizes on the battery itself.

My Problem

Battery icon indicated a problem.

My Fix

Repair was super easy.

My Advice

The screws on bottom of case have very shallow heads. I bought/used the recommended tools. I had to apply light to medium downward pressure to keep screw driver head seated properly.

Very happy I was able to use a 2013 battery with better specs in my 2012 model. Oh, and super geeked it was an Apple branded battery.

My Problem

Laptop would not fire up.

My Fix

Replaced the onboard battery. Problem resolved.

My Advice

I was a bit surprised that this original battery died so quickly. But it only take about 20 minutes to replace it so not a big deal.

My Problem

My wife had been complaining that her MacBook Air would die in less than an hour after running on the battery. I was a little skeptical and thought it might have something to do with all the Chrome tabs she had open.

I was wrong. After it continued to happen, I took a look, and indeed, the battery was complaining that it needed some service.

After some Googling, it seems like after 2 years the batteries can start to go south. So now what??

Apple wanted 130 bucks and 5ish days to fix it.

I thought that was ridiculous, so I want back to Google looking for an OEM battery. You guessed it, iFixit had one. Although it was the same price, the repair looked easy enough and wouldn't require it be with Apple for 5 days.

My Fix

The battery arrived pretty quickly (a few days). Awesome!

So I grab my T6 screw driver, flip the MacBook over and... WTF is this Pentalobe non-sense? I think, hmm, maybe I should have RTFM a little better on iFixit.

Ok, Amazon, what you got for Pentalobe? After looking around I ended up getting the iFixit 54 Bit Driver Set Primed to me.

Ok, lets try this again...

Flip over the MacBook...10 Pentalobe screws out in a jiffy. 5 T5's for the battery, pop the ribbon cable...the old one is out.

Dusted out the inside with some canned air, and we are ready for the new one. Fits like a glove. Replace the 5 T5 screws. Put the cover back on and replace the 10 Pentalobes.

Power on and we are done in less than 20 minutes.

And for me it means a happier wife now that she can go without an outlet for more than ten paces :)

My Advice

Read the darn instructions iFixit gives. I'm positive they mentioned the screw drivers and I just skipped over them.

Every job is easier with the right tools.

I really like the 54 bit driver set these folks make. Well thought out.

My Problem

I had spilled an entire cup of water on my MacBook while it was closed and on my bed.

My Fix

The repair was so easy. The instructions laid out which screws were different so I was able to lay them aside and not get anything mixed up.

The repair guide was so well put together and easy to follow.

My Advice

Follow IFixIt and get all your repair guides. Because they are so thorough and well put together.

My Problem

My battery was not working well and it needed to be replaced.

My Fix

Piece of cake! The instructions were excellent and the new battery is working great.

My Advice

Nope, glad I found this site.

My Problem

Battery no longer holds charges after almost 400 cycles. Less than 50mins without power adapter.

My Fix

Straight forward, less than 10 minutes. Somehow bought an extra screwdriver that I don't have to use at all.

Cleaned the fan too.

My Advice

I have got the battery life back! 4-7hours depend on type of activity. Way better than what I had.